GRC Prize Winners Afternoon Tea at the Falstaff Hotel, Canterbury

Congratulations, once again to our winners of this year’s Graduate and Researcher College Prizes! The GRC prizes were created for our postgraduates and postgraduate staff members to spotlight the fantastic work that both groups undertake each year.

To celebrate our GRC Prize winners, we treated them to a ‘Winners Afternoon Tea’ hosted by Professor Paul Allain and Dr Tim Hopthrow. Meeting at the historic Falstaff Hotel in Canterbury, we certainly celebrated the success of our winners in style!

Falstaff Hotel, Canterbury

It was fantastic to see our GRC Prize Winners – thank you for joining us and for all your excellent work. We look forward to reopening the GRC Prizes next year, and to receiving your nominations.


Central Researcher Induction module launched

The Graduate and Researcher College (GRC) and Talent and Organisational Development (T&OD) are delighted to announce the launch of the new Central Researcher Induction module.

Designed for all staff who research, especially those who are new to the University, but also colleagues already working here, the module contextualises Kent’s research and innovation activities, signposts available support and resources, and encourages you to plan your career and engage with our researcher community.

It takes approximately 30 minutes to complete the module and you can return to it for reference at any time. There is also an accompanying ‘Useful links’ document available on SharePoint (Kent staff login required), which contains links to information sources of use and relevance to you as a member of our academic and research staff.

Professor Paul Allain, Dean of the Graduate and Researcher College, said:

“The Central Researcher Induction module is one of a series of resources being developed to support staff who research at Kent, as outlined in the University’s Concordat and HRER Award Action Plans. I urge all my academic and research colleagues to complete this excellent short course, which should enhance your appreciation of the research environment at Kent, including the support and resources available to you as a researcher. It is half an hour well spent.”

The module is one of a suite of new eLearning modules available to Kent staff via Staff training Moodle, the learning platform that houses all of the University’s internal eLearning. Information about available modules can be found in this Digital Communication Guide.

The content will be updated going forward so please on completion give us your honest feedback so that it can be improved for subsequent participants. For any queries regarding this module or researcher development at Kent, please email